True :D here with another coloring tutorial for you.
Today we are going to color the "Something To Crow About" image that I illustrated for Clear Dollar Stamps with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.
The first thing I did was pick the paper that I wanted to use for my card so I could color coordinate the pencils that I was going to use. I'm using a piece from K&Company's - "TC Country Cottage" stack. Here is my paper and the items I will need to color my image. I have already stamped it onto a high quality heavy cardstock with a water-proof black ink.
(Remember that you can click on any picture to enlarge for a closer look)
I start with the lightest colors first on this image. If you do dark first, you might pull darker colors into the yellows.
Lightly color the beak, feet and petals with PC1012 - Jasmin
Add some PC1003 - Spanish Orange to the shadow areas. (my imaginary light source is coming from the upper right hand side)
Melt the colored pencil in using a blending stump and Gamsol working it from light to dark and in tiny circular motions. (Gamsol is a brand of oderless mineral spirits)
Add a touch of PC1082 - Chocolate to the darkest areas of the yellow and blend with Gamsol.
Color the flower stem and leaves with PC1005 - Limepeel and blend with Gamsol. (Remember to either sand your stump clean on some sandpaper between each color family or use a different stump for each one)
Shade the stem and leaves with PC988 - Marine Green and blend with Gamsol.
Lightly color in the crow and flower center with PC1082 - Chocolate and blend with Gamsol.
Add some shading to the crow and flower center with PC1099- Espresso and blend with Gamsol.
Add some darker shade values with PC1058 - 90% Warm Grey and blend with Gamsol.
Lay in a little grass with PC1005 - Limepeel and blend.
Add some Limepeel for the irises of his eyes and then outline them with Prismacolor Veri-thin pencil #739 1/2 - Olive Green. Do not blend. It is too small of an area.
Add a touch of shadow under the crow with PC1058 - 90% warm Grey and blend
Here is the finished product! :)
I kept the lay out of the card simple so the focus would be on the pretty paper and my image.
If you would like to see how I decorated the inside of the card or see the card recipe, please pop on over and VISIT MY BLOG. Make sure and check out my latest blog candy while you are there. ;)
I would love to know if you found this tutorial helpful. :)